Schmidt part of special Boy Scout meeting

WASHINGTON — Delaware Boy Scout Parker Schmidt traveled with his father Martin Schmidt Jr., on March 8 to Washington to participate in the end of the Report to the Nation ceremonies with Boy Scouts of America. Parker was a special guest representing the BSA National Capital Area Council History and Archives Committee. He got to […]

Dover girl, 7, making moves in chess world

DOVER — Clearly an advanced strategic thinker for her age, chess standout Lillian “Lilly” Poliquin of Dover is still every bit of a 7-year-old. With a hint of prideful glee, the first-grader answers first that “I like beating boys” when asked what she enjoys about the game. The Holy Cross School pupil is ranked No. […]

Heart 2 Heart Hugs distributes clothing to needy children

DOVER — Valentine’s Day is often reserved for romantic encounters, expensive dinners and all things Cupid-related. For the members of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens and its many community partners, Valentine’s Day is a time to show a different kind of love. It is the day when GACEC distributes donated items from its […]

Community rallying behind Camden family shaken by tragedy

CAMDEN — Mark and Theresa Long struggle through each day after their 5-year-old son Matthew died in a vehicle crash on Sept. 17, and older brother Mark, 9, is forever without his best friend. “This feeling does not go away and it’s in fact probably getting worse as each day goes by,” Mrs. Long said […]

Dover toddler in spotlight for Times Square Down syndrome campaign

DOVER –– Down Syndrome Awareness Month might not be until October but the National Down Syndrome Society is kicking off the festivities on Sept. 17 with the National Buddy Walk in New York City. Before the Buddy Walk –– a one-mile fundraising walk to promote Down syndrome awareness –– begins, a 45-minute video featuring 400 […]

Teen contortionist enjoys life under big top at Cirque Italia

DOVER –– Spending an evening in the spotlight may be a dream come true for most 15-year-olds but it’s just a regular night for Juliet Carballo –– a contortionist for Cirque Italia, the Italian water circus at the Dover Mall this weekend. “I just love seeing the expressions on people’s faces when I perform,” she […]

Dover Boys & Girls Club opens new facility

Delaware Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan, chairwoman of the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club, is joined by Chair Emeritus Martha S. Carperand others to cut the ribbon Wednesday morning at the new Greater Dover Boys & Girls on New Burton Road. (Special to The Delaware State News/Jon Lloyd Jr.)

  DOVER –– With a symbolic snip of a ribbon with over-sized scissors the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club opened the doors to its new facility on New Burton Road Wednesday. “This has been a long time coming,” said Scott Brown, former board president of the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club. “About 10 […]

Toys for Tots finds Dover donation site

Dennis Sipple, Kent County coordinator for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, is shown with toys that had been held at a storage shed. He hopes donations pick up now that a warehouse to hold toys has been found. (Delaware State News/Arshon Howard)

DOVER — Seek and you will find. But after months of looking for a new warehouse location for the local Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and coming up empty, Kent County coordinator Dennis Sipple, of Marydel, was a bit worried. The worry started a year ago when he learned the vacant store in the Greentree […]

Delaware officials, families celebrate National Adoption Day

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DOVER — Dozens of adoptive families, child welfare providers and members of the legal community gathered Saturday at the Elizabeth Murphey School to celebrate National Adoption Day. While the celebration recognized all families formed through adoption, special emphasis was made to families who adopted through Delaware’s foster care system. Currently there are 4 children in […]